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CASE STUDY

A Paper Suit Unfolds

BY CHIN-CHIN YAP

Six origami artists' copyright infringement suit against painter Sarah Morris navigates the maze of "fair use."

Installation view os SARAH MORRIS's June Beetle, 2009, at Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Bologna. Courtesy the artist.

Currently muddling through the American copyright wars is a motley crew of paper animals including a dragon, a praying mantis and a rhinoceros beetle. Six origami artists, led by the renowned physicist and origamist Robert J. Lang, filed suit this May against the painter and filmmaker Sarah Morris in California’s

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